How many hours of recorded speech?
lmarean at BENSAY.ORG
Mon Aug 27 19:39:36 UTC 2012
I'm helping to document a language with few first-language speakers
living. We want to record them speaking naturally (and transcribe and
translate the recordings), and we hope to use this documentation as the
basis for more language description in the future.
I'm looking for people's opinions, experiences, and citations - how many
hours of recorded speech are minimally "enough" to most likely represent
the grammar of the language? Are there particular discourse types that
we should be certain to record, besides narratives and conversations?
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